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but the day the video was shot yesterday, he woke up, was animated, had a little more energy and essentially missing his mom's breast milk, which is why he's so weak but he has the teddy. a picture you don't to want see taken behind the scenes at a fast food restaurant. >> this is a gross one. the wild one nicknamed the ghost. we're talking about the snow leopard and the people determined to save them. ♪ you make everything wild thing ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. health care. .. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare,
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olympic runner oscar pistorius appearing in south african court this morning. >> it comes as graphic new pictures of the crime scene are released. linsey davis has the story. >> reporter: we're getting a look inside the home of oscar pistorius after he murdered his girlfriend. these photographs leaked to british sky news show the grisly aftermath. they may provide clues into what really happened the night the
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beautiful 29-year-old cover girl was shot to death. the double amputee says it was murder. they found a large pool of blood near the bathroom toilet and police markers that indicate bullet holes. they say it backs up the prosecutor's claim that he wasn't wearing his prosthetic legs. but others say those photos are inconclusive. >> it's very difficult to assess crime scene photographs when you have an incomplete set. >> reporter: police say they don't know the origin of the photos and some of them may be incriminating. this picture shows bloody shoe footprints, proof according to critics, that the crime scene was tainted. the former lead investigator previously admitted police walked through the crime scene without wearing protective foot covers. >> i would be surprised if it
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was enough to cause a judge to throw out the case. >> reporter: in the wake of the leaked photos, pistorius' family released this statement. in an interview on cnn, the athlete's uncle said his nephew has grown a beard, surrounded himself with photos of his dead girlfriend and r outside. >> the person you love the most dies and you, with the instrument, how would you feel? >> reporter: linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> police getting a lot of flack. there's even an investigation of watch what's missing and police officers are being investigated, did they steal a watch from the crime scene? >> the watch, the pictures emerging, and they believe more pictures are out there. they walked all over the crime scene. >> it's not o.j. simpson case at all. it's apples and oranges but the idea that police didn't handle it well and all this bungling
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going on and -- >> and then we're talking about a legal system that's not in america. we're talking about the south african legal system which we're not really familiar with. we're not sure how this whole thing is going to go down but it's already starting to smell a little -- >> i feel sorry for the poor woman having to deal with all of this. still to come, they are called the ghost cat for good reason. >> we're on the trail of the elusive snow leopard on the other side of the world. ahead in our other half hour, the fountain of youth for aging men. a hot-selling prescription treatment, the benefits and ris
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♪ wild thing come on come on wild thing ♪ one of the most elusive animal on the planet and the snow leopard is amongst the rareest.
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>> one man spends his life tracking these cats hoping to prevent them from going extinct. >> reporter: it's the middle of the night on the edge of the earth. >> don't walk in front of me. >> reporter: these men have in their sights one of the most elusive animals on the planet -- the snow leopard. this is the culmination of a week-long hunt led by this man, a scientist named tom mccarthy, who has dedicated his life to saving the snow leopard. >> they're almost mystical. that's why so many people call them ghosts of the mountains. >> reporter: mccarthy gave "nightline" rare access as he and his team tried to track down a specific cat, a 9-year-old male who seems to have lived just as many lives. >> he's definitely a very dominant male. he's got a totally scarred up face. he must have done some hunting.
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>> reporter: this is playing out in gobi desert, 40 below in winter, more than 120 degrees in summer. here, at least, the endangered snow leopard is still king. fewer than 4,000 are thought to be left in the wild, but two dozen are living here in the gobi. despite the cat's stealthy ability to kill, there is not a single known case of a snow leopard attacking a human but that has not stopped humans from killing them. >> snow leopards share these mountains with poor, nomadic herding people whose herd is protected by livestock and they want to retaliate. >> reporter: conservationists have to be creative. now their homemade crafts are sold in american zoos. this woman made the equivalent of 400 u.s. dollars last year, a small fortune for anybody living here.
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convincing villagers not to kill a snow leopard is the easy part. catching one is a much more difficult challenge. the dart puts him to sleep, but only temporarily. the team has minutes to collect blood samples and do other tests. >> can we get a bit more? >> reporter: the radio collar is replaced and now it's time to bring him back to. >> take care. >> reporter: within minutes the big cat will be back in the wild, beaming valuable information to the researchers, information that could one day save him and his species. for "nightline," this is dan harris in india. >> isn't that cute? the cat lover right before he leaves the cat says, take care. wakes him up, take care. >> quick before you wake up. they have large paws where they can walk in the snow and not sink. >> and they're covered and never
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get cold. they last 20 years in captivity. no telling how long they last in the wild. wild. they're beautiful no matter what. >> no doubt. >> we'll be right back. like it has for so many people before. do not take lunesta if you are allergic to anything in it. when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving or engaging in other activities while asleep without remembering it the next day have been reported. lunesta should not be taken together with alcohol. abnormal behaviors may include aggressiveness, agitation, hallucinations or confusion. in depressed patients, worsening of depression, including risk of suicide, may occur. alcohol may increase these risks. allergic reactions such as tongue or throat swelling occur rarely and may be fatal. side effects may include unpleasant taste, headache, dizziness and morning drowsiness. ask your doctor if lunesta is right for you. then find out how to get lunesta for as low as $15 at lunesta.com there's a land of restful sleep, we can help you go there,
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welcome to "the mix," everybody. we have a mixful of food. >> oh, yeah. >> we're starting off with shocking and disgusting pictures. okay. so an employee, nobody knows who he is, in a taco bell, nobody knows where it is, did something absolutely disgusting and somebody posted it on taco bell's facebook page. there it is. >> licking the taco shell. >> the person who posted this apparently put his name j.j. o'brien nolan and he said this sure says a lot about your employees. taco bell says it's trying to determine who that is, this taco bell employee, and where this is done, although there's speculation this happened someplace in california. i don't want to say where because i'd feel bad if that
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isn't the place. but some saying this is all a big joke and they were stale shells headed to the garbage bin anyway. >> it makes you wonder, in any restaurant, what goes on in the back. >> i worked as a wait res in a restaurant, i'm not going to say where, but the stories -- i never saw this happen but the stories the other waiters who had been doing this much longer than i had, the things they used to do, customers they didn't like for no good reason, is disgusting. >> it's true. you don't want to -- >> be kind to your waiter. wait until after the food is on your table. >> you are my favorite. you bought us some sandwiches. let me tell you about these sandwiches was nice to stop and buy. glazed doughnuts dunkin' donuts. >> hold on, america. >> you eat, i'll talk. part of the permanent menu
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starting on friday, national doughnut day, by the way. creating quite a buzz online. is it good? >> mm. >> the glazed doughnut breakfast sandwich clocks in at 360 calories and better than the 390 calorie sandwich made of turkey sausage they're marketing as the healthy sandwich. so this unhealthy sandwich, so to speak, is healthier than the -- >> are you not liking it? i don't know. i'm not believing you. you talk, i'll eat. i'll let you know. >> i love dunkin' donuts but those two -- >> the eggs and the bacon -- >> don't say it out loud again, please. >> it's working for me just fine. >> here's a quick picture. 30 seconds. you know how you go to parties, they give you finger foods and a drinks and it's hard to do this at one time. check this out. it's called a mini ring plate. how cool is that? you know what i don't need a
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this morning on "world news now" -- mom trial. the 83-year-old mafia mom, the long awaited trial. nature's nightmare from the heavy tornado damage in oklahoma to the intense thunderstorm that scared major league baseball players. it's been an unforgivably mean season for extreme weather. happy birthday. the annual celebration so many american children look forward to. we'll introduce to you a generous group that makes your kids, who wouldn't otherwise celebrate, get their cake and eat it, too. and sexy roll. the role for penelope cruz. will this showcase her best talents? we'll let you know in "the skinny" on this june 4th.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now," with john muller and diana perez. good morning. we're going to begin this half hour with the challenge of finding jurors for one of the most notorious mob trials in recent history. >> whitey bulger facing charges after being on the run for years. what we can expect in this very high profile trial. >> reporter: on the eve of jury selection for his murder trial, a key issue the judge ruled on is to ban all emotional testimony from victims' family members, fiery emotional feelings will have to wait until victim impact statements. the families will try to cope but want the trial under way. >> very frustrating. every time i see him, my blood boils. i just have to bite my tongue, you know. >> what the defense was saying to the judge is you really have
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to limit that testimony. it would be totally unfair to whitey bulger to let some members of the family testify to what these crimes meant to them because that's not what the trial's about. >> reporter: the 83-year-old bulger, two years after his arrest on 19 murder charges, will tuesday see the first of more than 600 prospective jurors file through. the judge apparently made another definitive ruling at the hearing because the normally talkative attorney j.w. carney said only this -- >> i hope you have a pleasant evening. >> reporter: it was billed pretrial housecleaning but onlookers know there will be nothing standard about this trial. >> it was intense but these are all lawyers who have been there before. they're ready for it. >> reporter: abc news, boston. >> this should be an incredible trial. >> yes. we're talking about 67 people have been pooled to try to get this jury together. they're going to be provided with questionnaires to kind of find out who has a conflict one
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way or another as far as this trial goes. they're essentially looking to get 12 jurors, 6 alternates, to eventually sit on this trial expecting to last three months. >> three months. and it will be a collection of notorious gangsters coming in and out, steve "the rifleman," serving ten years, a former hitman expected to testify, who killed 20 people. it's going to be an unbelievable trial. >> yeah, it really is. and just to watch the people go up there who had anything to do with whitey bulger but then watch the people who were effected, the victims' families, hear their stories. like you heard them say in the piece, they're not going to go up there and willie nilly talk about how this has affected them but identify their family members before and after they were killed and what relationship they may have had with whitey bulger while he was in boston. >> we'll hear about this for three months. ready? >> yeah. the army psychiatrist
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charged with the 2009 shooting rampage at a texas army post has won a judge's approval to represent himself. major nadal hassan says he open fire on soldiers to defend others. the trial has been scheduled to start next month. he has asked for a three-month delay. the fbi is investigating the kidnapping of a former u.s. marine in mexico last month. armando torres iii drove from texas to visit his father's ranch in mexico. after arriving at the ranch armed gunmen took torres, his father and uncle and they have not been heard from since. new report on how the irs spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on conferences. one, a get-together for leadership skills employees doing line dancing. the new acting irs commissioner was telling congress he is working to restore the public's trust. >> the agency stands ready to confront the problems that occurred, hold accountable those
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who acted inappropriately. >> he also promised to restore the transparency critics say was lost over the last few years, which allowed irs agents to target conservative groups. long-time new york lawmaker carolyn mccarthy revealed she's being treated for lung cancer. the congresswoman from long island is a prominent democrat on capitol hill. her husband was killed and son paralyzed in 1993 when a gunman open fire on a commuter train. a man killed by a swarm of killer bees. larry goodwin was driving a tractor, hit a piece of wood filled with african bees. he was stung 3,000 times. experts say the bees will set up hives anywhere. >> they like to put hives in different places other than american honey bee would.
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>> at my age, i have never -- all my years on this earth. they're the sweetest people in the world. >> now, the bees stung everyone who got close enough who tried to help goodwin. one neighbor had to be hospitalized. the death toll from the trrns in oklahoma continues to rise. 18 people were killed in the storms and the search continues for other victims. >> reporter: the relentless outbreaks of twisters and now flooding here in oklahoma has proven too much for brandy richardson and her daughter alexis. >> it's difficult because everything you've worked for all your lives is gone. >> reporter: at least 18 dead from the latest outbreak. search crews out whenever there's a break in the weather. they found the body of an 8-year-old girl. as the storms push east, they bring flooding from illinois to new jersey, and even another
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tornado in south carolina. lightning striking the freedom tower. in the bronx, a rain delay at yankees/red sox game got real loud, real quick. >> moments ago -- >> reporter: the home team nearly jumped out of the dugout and the visiting red sox. meanwhile, out west, dry conditions of fueling fire conditions. it's burning more than 30,000 acres and nearing containment. evacuations ordered for this one west of denver, colorado. >> this participate of the nation can't seem to catch a break. the forecast for the next 24 hours caused for more severe weather, thunderstorms, hail and, yes, the possibility, the threat of yet another tornado. alex perez, abc news, el reno, oklahoma. for the rest of your fraction, here it is. stormy weather threatens western missouri, northern plains and upper midwest. heavy rain along the gulf coast. showers and thunderstorms from the florida panhandle through the carolina coast.
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another day of high fire danger in the southwest. >> 103 in phoenix. 80s from seattle down to san francisco. upper 60s and 70s in the middle of the country. we're off to scotland for this next one. you can't blame parents for seeing double simply because they just welcomed their third, that's right, their third set of twins. >> ha, ha. little -- >> cute. >> oh, my god. they arrived last wednesday, joining big brothers lewis and kyle who are 14 and sidney and jude who are 12. the parents say they were told their chances of having three sets of twins was 500,000 to 1. >> mom says when she first told dad about it, his reaction was, dead pan, that's not funny. can you imagine? >> cannot. >> cute babies, too. >> when we were talking about having kids with my husband, i
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said, let's find out how to have triplets, get it out of the way. >> having one of each, that would be great. >> that would. but three sets of twins -- >> three sets -- >> quite a little brood. >> maddening. >> the older sets are helpful, babysitting, taking them to the park. >> the harder part was when the 14-year-olds were 2 and another set of twins. now- anyway -- >> that was mu head exploding. taylor shares the stage with one of the biggest rock 'n' roll acts ever. aging men getting their macho back. you're watching "world news now" now. ♪ i've got to be a macho macho man ♪ ♪ i've got to be a macho >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you. ♪ macho macho man ♪ i've got to be a macho man
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♪ hey hey hey macho macho man ♪ ♪ i've got to be a macho man >> all right, you can hardly get through a few innings of a baseball game without tv ads for testosterone. >> testosterone prescriptions are soaring. sales topped $2 billion last year. drugmakers taking advantage of middle-aged men? neal karlinksy has the story. >> reporter: it's billed by some as a virtual fountain of youth,
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a drug for middle aged men looking for a boost from the boardroom to the bedroom. you've probably seen the ads -- >> millions of men 45 and over may have low t -- >> reporter: chris has and he is sold on low it the, or testosterone treatment. he calls it a wonder drug that's helped him lose weight, gain muscle and generally feeling good again. >> i get out of the shower and i look in the mirror and i'm impressed because i look freaking awesome. >> reporter: doctors say that may drive up overtreatment. between 2001 and 2011, they say testosterone prescriptions tripled among men over 40, but they say a full quarter of them were put on testosterone without even having their levels checked first to see if they really needed it. >> it's become near epidemic proportions in what we're seeing in our clinics. >> reporter: the "new england
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journal of medicine" says less than 40% of men should get boosts of testosterone. some doctors say too much raises the risk of prostate cancer and liver damage. so, we reached out to the makers of several low-t products. a spokesperson for eli lilly tells abc news, we encourage patients to talk to their physicians to weigh the benefits and risks before taking any prescription. and research raising red flags doesn't seem to be having any effect on the business of low-t. sales are expected to triple to $5 billion by 2017. neal karlinksy, abc news, seattle. >> lots of side effects to this stuff. thickening of the blood, acne, reduced sperm counts. that alone should tell guys they shouldn't be doing that, right? that alone. >> dudes 45 would be happy to have a reduced sperm account. sign me up. >> my goodness. with all that you can get risk of heart disease, prostate
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cancer -- >> but i'm going to look fantastic! >> well, i guess if you're done having babies, doesn't really matter, right? if you don't mind back acne. >> probably in the next five to ten years they'll have statistics back on how this first round of people are doing. you don't want to be the first person doing the experimental stuff. >> a lot of people have been doing it for a long time, i.e., baseball players, but they're not willing to get tested as far as what the effects have been. we'll have to wait and see how the guinea pigs do in ten years. a sexy, high profile role for penelope cruz. and the rock store relationship that was off may be on again. that's coming up in "the skinny." we'll explain it. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ all right. katy perry and john mayer, back on, apparently. >> wow. >> this is according to e! news. they say they're back on and enjoying a casual relationship. the on-again couple been hanging out since a sighting last week at katy's memorial day party. they're just hanging out according to a source, and they're not putting labels on it. not a bad thing. >> the on again/off again couple for sure. >> john mayer said to ellen
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degeneres that coupling is a tricky thing. he's right about that. we'll see what happens. moving onto this -- taylor swift is performing on the same stage as none other than the rolling stones. >> that is cool. >> that is really cool. >> i hope she appreciates how cool that is. i'm sure she does. >> i'm sure. this a picture of the performance. 23-year-old country pop superstar. >> how would is mick? >> this is just really, really cool for her. the band announced monday afternoon she would be the special guest. this is their third and final united center show in chicago. a couple of hours later mick jagger tweeted out, looking forward to singing with taylor swift tonight. the song they sang was "as tears go by." cool. >> i went to a who concert and they were young, 15-year-old girls. i said, you're here for the who? and they. with their dads. >> that makes so much sense. >> having a little --
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>> probably the connection here with taylor swift. >> penelope cruz, 40-year-old, the newest bond girl, how about that? >> wow. >> pretty cool. >> i can see it. >> the rumored casting as a feminist breakthrough. finally he has got himself an age-appropriate girlfriend. i guess bond doesn't have himself a 19-year-old girlfriend anymore, who has 40-year-old penelope cruz who looks, by the way, better than ever. i don't think she looks this good. >> i disagree with. >> you you don't think -- >> i think she has looked this good for as long as eternity is. >> she was in this woody allen movie recently and she looks more voluptuous. >> she's had children, plural now, but she probably does look more womanly. i think she's always been drop-dead gorgeous. >> i always thought she was beautiful but these days i look at her and go, oh, yeah. >> speaking of oh, yeah, beautiful, gisele bundchen, she's gracing the cover of "in
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vogue italia" but inside the magazine you'll see all kinds of fun things, including flashes of her bare butt and some -- this is during the shoot. you're taking a look at it now. as if looking at her face isn't good enough because she's so perfect looking, now you get to see glimpses of the other parts of gisele bundchen -- >> the bare butt. >> you know what, tom brady thinks he has the most drop-dead gorgeous woman on the planet. i don't know that he minds sharing. she's also bringing in bucket loads of money. >> that's true. >> keep going, honey. she's the most well paid supermodel out there. >> gisele or penelope cruz, who's the biggest hotty? >> i've always had a crush on penelope but -- i should be asking you this question.
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we've got seven seconds. >> penelope because she's very voe lop to us these days. i like it. >> there you have it, america. >> penelope. she is voluptuous these days. >> there you have it, america. we know a place where tossing and turning have given way to sleeping. where sleepless nights yield to restful sleep, and lunesta eszopiclone can help you get there, like it has for so many people before. do not take lunesta if you are allergic to anything in it. when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving or engaging in other activities while asleep without remembering it the next day
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♪ happy birthday to you happy birthday to you ♪ >> birthday parties, a rite of passage for a lot of children but not all kids get to celebrate. >> one woman is determined to bring that simple joy into the lives of children whose families can't afford it. bob woodruff has the story. >> reporter: for most of us, our kids' birthday parties become big parts of our lives. but some children never get parties. >> how old are you? >> 4. >> reporter: you're 4? ashley and her daughter selma are homeless, forced to live in this shelter, share this room. what's it like for a little girl like this not to have a birthday
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party? >> hard. it's really hard. you're going to make me cry. >> lots of kids -- >> reporter: enter lisa. 11 years ago she created a charity called birthday wishes, to give these kids the same joy she gave her two sons. >> our first office -- >> reporter: lisa works behind the scenes. a small back room in a local church where toys, decorations -- >> tablecloths. >> reporter: -- and stacks of donated cake mix tower over her. there are dolls and legos. why the parties for these kids? >> it takes the darkness out of their lives and let's them know they're special. >> reporter: on this day selma gets her chance, playing pig the tail on the pig and even drawing tattoos. and if you think it's just one party, think again. since 2002 lisa has thrown parties in 186 shelters across three states for 48,000 homeless kids. ♪ happy birthday to you
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>> they're the center of attention, even for that little minute when they're stanning in front of the cake, they just feel special. and that's the whole idea. >> reporter: 48,000 smiles. just like this one. bob woodruff, abc news, roxbury, mass ms. >> what a great lady. >> if you want to donate, and everybody out there who can donate a penny should be g to our website and look for the link birthday wishes. >> people collect from lemonade stands, bake sales, a little boy found ten bucks on the ground and wrote to her and said, can you give it to people who need it? >> most of the donations are less than $50. every bit counts. volunteers working. it doesn't get better than that. >> i feel warm 1k3 and fuzzy right now. >> me, too. makes me sad. g insomniacs for two decades.
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we begin this half hour with a close ally of the u.s. in a state of serious turmoil. anti-government protests in turkey in their fifth day. >> they are the largest, most violent demonstrations seen in that country in years. alex marquardt reports on the anger aimed at one man. >> reporter: this is a moment said to have helped sparked it all. turkish police pepper spraying a young woman at point-blank range. what had been a small protest about a park, exploded. years of pent up anger at turkey's leader now unleashed. these protesters are pulling up concrete blocks and slabs to create this barricade to block the police. it's clear after several days of these massive protests, neither side is backing down. these are some of the biggest protests this country has seen in decades. unimaginable just weeks ago. many protesters here say the prime minister is becoming a dictator and want him to step down.
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as you can see here, the protesters are digging in for a long fight. the anger is aimed at this man, prime minister erdogan, they say he clamped down on freedom of speech, restricted alcohol sales and pushing a strict brand of islam. but for the u.s. he's been a reliable and key ally, supporting the u.s. bringing down the assad regime in syria and funneling american aid to the rebels and plays a big role in the israeli/palestinian peace process. the u.s. is concerned by the use of excessive force against protesters and encouraging restraint. it is too early to say whether the arab spring has now spread to turkey. what is clear is that yet another of america's closest friends in the region is under fire. alex marquardt, abc news, istanbul. thousands of people in southern california have gone home now that a forest fire is
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no longer threatening. at least six homes were destroyed in the power house fire. burned forest land north of los angeles. firefighters have 60% of that contained. it's been a rough few days for people living in that danger zone. >> it was a wall of flame.& >> it was a as, you know, so hos melting the hoses of the where you realize how powerfular it's sad to see everybody lost their houses. >> the fires burned more than 32,000 acres. the cause still under investigation. also evacuated because of a fire are being ad the so-called bluebell fi has burned fewer than 100 acres in the foothi about containing this firethaie >> national weatherrvic a total of five tornadoes struck the oklahoma city metro area last friday.
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at least 18 people were killed in those st the search continue rewkingrch continue power ass t dneorecss t for mor sev including the possibility of the storms have brought tremendous rainfall across the great plains and midwest. the mississip overflowing missouri expe o through the da some small towns are already cut off by the rising floodwaters. >> the rest of your1pweaheavn al heavy storms from florida up to the carolinas. storm, hail, dangerous winds, possible tornadoes in the northern plains and upper midwest. hot, dry in the west. >> triple digits in phoenix.80a. 70s in ththes a 13-year-old south florida boy being questioned by police, that's after a bomb scare forced the evacuation of nearly 2,000 students from two schools this morning. police say the bombs were fake. jeannine stanwood reports from t tamarac, florida. >> my friends, they were very worried and some were crying. >> reporter: was it scary? >> yes. >> reporter: most kids had no idea it was all a prank. >> i asked what was happening, and they wouldn't tell us.
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>> reporter: it started when students at millennium middle in tamarak are put on code red meaning on lockdown. in minutes they and kids from challenger elementary are evacuated after reports of a possible bomb on millennium's campus. >> i was worried about the little children that go to the elementary because i want them to be safe. >> reporter: a lot of worried parents waited a couple hours to pick up their students. some of them said they didn't even know what was going on. >> everything is unorganized. look at all these people waiting for their children. it makes no sense. >> reporter: in comes the bomb squad's robot to check it out. while detectives won't say what was left outside the west central part of campus, this student says he knows. >> he apparently had flare bombs in the school. >> reporter: a flare bomb he says, left as an end-of-year prank by a 13-year-old friend. >> i thought he was lying. a flare bomb, how is a kid going to get something that explosive?
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>> reporter: turns out the lockdown was for an unrelated armed robbery in the area. but friends who knew about the prank fessed up to teachers when they got scared. technicians soon detain the dwight, get it out and kids go home. >> you never take any chances. have you to be prepared for the worst. >> jeannine stanwood, abc new, florida. now to a harrowing story about the special delivery of a pair of twins in utah. the two boys were born sunday on the side of interstate 80. their mother lynette hales was only 30 weeks pregnant so she didn't think she would have the possibility of going into labor so soon. hales was away with friends when she started experiencing unexpected powerful contractions. she and a friend tried to drive two hours to salt lake city. they didn't come close. mom gave birth to j.j. before police or paramedics could arrive to help. j.j. was having trouble breathing. take a listen to part of the 91
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call. >> is the baby breathing? is he breathing at all? >> the first baby? >> he'll make a burp noise but then he goes out again. he's gurgling kind of. yeah, he kind of gurgled a little bit but his fingers are blue and the lips are blue. >> oh, my goodness. just as j.j. started breathing on his own, hales went into labor with the second baby, a.j. eventually they were flown to a hospital where they're expected to stay several weeks. doctors expect them to be just fine. >> wow. >> the good news, the boys weighed three pounds each, by the way. they will remain in intensive care for a few weeks. the doctors say they will be fine. and they might be able to come home by original due date in mid august. >> the dad by the way was home. she was away with friends. my goodness. but the man who you can hear in
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the background is jim gerber, friend of the family. he was there to help deliver the twins. you can hear the mom was probably in so much pain. just so exhausted. kind of giving up.ds like she is >> of course. >> can't imagine the pain. >> babies are going to be okay. that's great. >> good news. >> sort of classic new york story this next one. indian american kid from borough of queens eating one of the things he spelled to win the national spelling bee. >> there he was at yesterday's famous carnegie deli being served a knaidel, by the way spelled k-n-a-i-d-e-l. sign me up for next year. it's a giant matzo ball served in chicken soup. >> read the teleprompter awesome, diana. >> liked it. thumbs up. because he didn't eat meat, they served it in vegetable broth. >> thank you for blowing my cover. >> we don't memorize everything that comes out of our head? >> i just talk. i don't know what prompter
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you're talking about. >> spell it again. >> k-n-a-i-d-e-l. >> you're the real mccoy. coming up -- the story of survivor you want to hear. from boston to baltimore. one little boy whose menu was limited to only seven foods. it's a story on food allergies. have you to see it. later on -- selecting the right bra that fits just got a whole lot easier. the smoother, sleeker look every woman deserves. you are watching "world news now." ♪ she drives me crazy ooh-ooh like no one else ♪ ♪ she drives me crazy and i can't help myself ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. [ female announcer ] caroline penry began using olay total effects in 2001.
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♪ i'm a survivor i'm a giver i'm going to work harder ♪ the preschool teacher injured in the business ton bombing, finally back home this morning. she's the final survivor to be released from the hospital. >> despite the cheers and hugs, erika brannock's arrive in her maryland hometown was an emotional one. roosevelt leftwich from our baltimore station reports. >> reporter: 50 days of doctors, hospitals, operations, fearing the worst. 50 days of love from the people of boston who helped her and her family feel like a part of their community. time spent for the moment when erika brannock could come home for the precious hugs. she's the last of the boston bombing victims to be released from the hospital. she lost part of her left leg and her right leg was damaged from the terrorist blast. after all of the struggles, being home means the world. being with family and friends
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means everything. >> it's just wonderful. it's just really good to be with the people that know me the best. and to finally be home with them. it is a little overwhelming too. >> reporter: erika says she remembers everything that happened to her that day. she says they were waiting for her mom to finish the marathon when she says everything seemed to go quiet. she says she saw flashes of yellow and orange and remembers hitting the ground. >> i had this conversation with god in my head. i said, i'm not ready to go yet. and a woman, as if she had heard my thoughts, came over to me and grabbed my hand and she said, i'm joan from california. i'm not going to let you go. and she started screaming for people to come take care of me. and, you know, she actually took her belt off to use as a tourniquet on my leg. and if it weren't for her, you know, screaming for everyone, i, i don't think i would be alive. >> wow. >> amazing. >> roosevelt leftwich. by the way. she said she thinks there is going to be a lot of
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adjustments. she has to learn to walk again, change a lot of things about her life, be more patient with herself throughout this entire >> and she just wants to do things that were trivial. she didn't even give them a second thousands once upon a time. now just to walk, stand up, all these things. >> she's a preschool teacher and we hope she can go back to that soon. >> you hear these stories, the woman from california who used her belt as a tourniquet, i'm not going to let you go -- >> instant heroes. they don't even realize they're doing. just in the moment. >> heroic situation. >> absolutely. still ahead -- a frightening and frustrating medical condition for the patients of a little boy. >> the extreme food allergy that only allows him to eat a few foods. you're watching "world news now."
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as a parent it can be tough to get your kids to eat what they need rather than what they want. imagine if your little boy could only eat seven types of food. >> this is an incredible story. that's the case of a 6-year-old who is allergic to almost everything. abc's linzie janis introduces us to this brave boy and his persistent parents. >> reporter: a lot of kids are picky eaters, but tyler chavado has a great excuse for only eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. the 6-year-old is allergic to
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almost everything else. including chicken, turkey, rice, sweet potatoes and bananas. as an infant he was even allergic to his mother's breast milk. in fact, for the first four years of his life, he could only have baby formula. so, when did you first realize that something was wrong? >> the main problem happens when we started introducing the baby foods, the cereals, vegetables, fruits, all of those things. >> reporter: what reaction did he have? >> he was vomiting sometimes 15, 20 times. he would lay there. he was lethargic. i would hold him in my arms. i didn't know what to do. >> reporter: after a series of agonizing emergency room visits and medical tests, doctors still couldn't pinpoint the illness. all of the standard allergy tests came back negative. finally at 16 months old, tyler was referred to dr. anna nowak, a pediatric allergy specialist. >> she knew almost immediately that it was the f-pos, food
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protein induced intercolitis. >> it causes vomiting, diarrhea. >> reporter: if tyler ingests a food he is allergic to his body can't break down proteins, his body rejects it. >> it must be heartbreaking to watch your child go through that. >> there are no words to describe when you see your child sick. >> reporter: the doctor suggested they participate in hospitalized food challenge testing to determine what he can eat. >> he tried five foods, one food a day. he has to ingest the food to see if he reacts to it. >> reporter: the first grader made some serious headway over the years. today he can eat apples, macaroni and cheese and pizza. just going to have a little chat, you and me. tell me a story about some time when there is food served at class and you couldn't have it. >> they had chicken there. all of the kids were eating it. and i wasn't. >> how was your day at school?
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>> reporter: luckily, the prognosis for f-pos is positive. >> the food allergy goes away with age. as far as we can, there's no long-term consequences. so, it is hard from the beginning but can you get your child safe and healthy. >> reporter: with his food allergy under control, now tyler can focus on important things like scoring home runs at his little league games. linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> that is incredible. you saw the list of what he is allergic to. f-pos, is possibility of being allergic to any foods, oats, baerl barley, bananas, the protein in the food is making him sick. >> 60% to 90% outgrow it in the first three years of life. some kids have it until early adulthood. hopefully goes away by the time they are 3 years old. you have a toddler. can you imagine if you had to deal with that on top of everything else? must be so tough. >> that's what i was saying, the ligs of things he's allergic to are all the things i have been
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this morning on "world news now" -- spending scandal. irs employees line dancing and pretending to be in a science fixes fantasy at taxpayer expense. the scathing report that could blow it wide open. burned out properties. people allowed back are finding nothing left. >> we saw the fire flames going up. they were as high as 100 feet tall. >> the latest from the fire fight and the home front. then cattight. one man's mission to save a big wild feline that call some faraway mountains home. >> they're almost mystical. that's why i think so many people call them ghosts of the mountains. >> unlocking the secrets of the snow leopard and the people determined to protect them.
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it is june 49. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." with john muller and diana perez. >> good tuesday morning. we're going to begin with the irs and a new scathing report about the agency's spending being released today. it details tens of millions of taxpayer dollars for meetings, one of which included irs employees line dancing. >> that report comes as the new head of the agency works to restore the public trust. we're uncovering the scandal. >> reporter: good morning. as if the irs didn't already have enough to deal with, now questions about the agency's finances. lawmakers wanting an explanation for those expensive conferences and those expensive parody videos. watch as a group of irs employees get their groove on. the workers doing a line dance in this video created for an agency training and leadership conference in 2010. >> i thought doing the star trek
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video was humiliating. >> reporter: irs employees going where no man has gone before in this parody of the 1960's science fiction show, along with a gilligan's island spoof. the bill to taxpayers, 60,000 bucks. a government watch dog is expected to report over a two-year period the irs spent about $50 million on these conferences w some attendees staying in luxury hotels and attending baseball games all on the taxpayers' dime. the new irs commissioner explained spending is a vestige of a prior era. >> the agency stands ready to confront the problems that occurred, hold accountable those who acted inappropriately. >> reporter: this latest embarrassment comes as the irs tries to move past the scandal of singling out tea party groups who sought tax-exempt status.
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>> had this is a problem coordinated in all likelihood out of washington headquarters. >> reporter: jay carney responded. >> i am not interested in having a back and forth with chairman issa. the president's focus is on taking action to hold accountable those responsible for this behavior. >> reporter: democrats point out an inspector general report concluded that partisan politics had nothing to do with the singling out of tea party groups. john and diana. >> thank you very much. there's intense debate this morning after the supreme court's controversial decision allowing police to routinely take dna samples from suspects. the aclu says the ruling is a gaping new exception to the fourth amendment but a group fighting against rape and sexual abuse praises the decision. they say dna is the most important tool police have in solving those kinds of cases. army private bradley manning faces a lengthy prison sentence but now prosecutors are trying to put him away for life. on opening day of his court-martial, military lawyers say manning put u.s. military
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secrets into the hands of oblg bin laden himself when he leaked classified information. manning is charged with aiding the enemy, which could carry a life sentence. the other woman in that scandal that brought down former cia director david petraeus is fighting back. jill kelley and her husband are suing the fbi and other officials saying their privacy was violated, that the government leaked information about them. they are seeking an apology, monetary damages and other measures. police in south florida blame a bomb scare at a middle school on a 13-year-old boy. the sixth grader being questioned reportedly told classmates he placed bombs on the campus. that device turned out to be fake. his school and a nearby elementary school had to be evacuated. police say the fake bomb was made to look like a real explosive. the schools were given the all clear last night. nearly 3,000 people returning to their southern california homes now that crews have made major progress against the wildfire there.
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>> the so-called power house fire burning in the angeles national forest is 60% contained. clayton has an update from california. good morning. >> reporter: the powerhouse fire is finally losing some punch thanks to the weather. firefighters are getting the upper hand and that's good news for thousands of people forced to leave their homes. after a weekend of punishing flames, heat and wind, lower temperatures and higher humidity are giving a huge boost to southern california firefighters. >> what a difference a day makes. the increased humidities helped the incident overall. >> reporter: the powerhouse fire north of los angeles has blackened 46 square miles of steep canyons. fires are chewing through dry trees and brush. more than 2,000 firefighters are making such good progress, most of the nearly 3,000 people
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evacuated can now go home. >> we saw the fire, flames, going up and they were as high as 100 feet tall. >> reporter: hundreds of homes survived but at least six burned to the ground. >>cottage next door to me burned down to the ground, as well as my house, nothing left. >> reporter: in colorado officials urged evacuations. helicopters bombed hot spots from above. and in new mexico, two wildfires are still burning out of control and dry, hot winds aren't helping. heavy smoke is also setting off air quality health alerts from southern california all the way to las vegas. firefighters say monday was definitely a good day thanks to that cooler weather. and the forecast is calling for more of the same today. john, diana. >> clayton, thank you. funeral services are tomorrow here in new york for senator frank lautenberg. the new jersey democrat died yesterday after battling pneumonia. his passing marks the end of an era on capitol hill.
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he was the last world war ii veteran serving in the senate. the democrat also fought to ban smoking from airline flights and helped raise the legal drinking age to 21. frank lautenberg was 89 years old. to business headlines beginning with zynga, the company behind the online games farmville and words with friends, saying it's cutting 520 jobs, nearly 20% of its workforce. those cuts are expected to save them up to $80 million a year. they say the jobs have to go because fewer people are playing its games. detroit automakers are reporting a sales surge as demand for new pickup trucks drives people into those show rooms. general motors with best performance in five years, sales up 3%. cadillac sales jumped 38%. it's the best since the carter administration. ford and chrysler reporting double digit increases last month as customers bought more than a million cars and trucks in may. united airlines is offering frequent flyers a deal on
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baggage fees. an annual subscription starting at $349 a year. it covers the cost of your first bag on every flight of the year. it pays for itself after 13 flights. united is also offering a $50 annual subscription allowing passengers to upgrade to economy plus seats which have extra leg room. >> and we're supposed to somehow feel gratitude for these wonderful programs? >> thank you. >> thank you for charging for leg room and checking bags. >> you lose the money if you don't go on 13 flights in a year. >> yeah. i mean, to be unsentimental about it -- i guess if you travel a lot, it's a good deal. i still can't wrap my mind around -- >> you have to take at least 13 flights. >> if you travel all the time it's worth it. >> this is a deal if you take 13 flights or -- 14 flights or more. >> united, the first airline to offer this. $50 initiation fee but they are
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olympic runner is murder suspect oscar pistorius appearing in a south african court this morning. >> it comes as graphic new pictures of the crime scene are released. linsey davis has the story. >> reporter: we're getting a look inside the home of oscar pistorius after he shot and killed his girlfriend reeva steenkanp. these photographs leaked to british sky news show the grisly aftermath. they may provide clues into what really happened the night the
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beautiful 29-year-old cover girl was shot to death. the double amp amputee says he mistook her for an intruder when he shot her through the bathroom door. they found a large pool of blood near the bathroom toilet and two police markers that appear to indicate bullet holes below the door handle. they say it backs up the runner's claim that he wasn't wearing his prosthetic legs when he shot steenkamp. but others say those photos are inconclusive. >> it's very difficult to assess crime scene photographs when you have an incomplete set. >> reporter: police say they don't know the origin of the photos and some of them may be incriminating. this picture shows bloody shoe footprints, proof according to critics, that the crime scene was tainted. the former lead investigator previously admitted police had walked through the crime scene without wearing protective foot covers. >> i would be surprised if it was enough to cause a judge to throw out the case.
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>> reporter: in the wake of the leaked photos, pistorius' family released this statement. the leaking of evidence material into the public domain before t this process. in an interview on cnn, the athlete's uncle said his nephew has grown a beard, surrounded himself with photos of his dead girlfriend and rarely goes outside. >> if the person you love the most die, and you with the eninstrumee instrument, how would you feel? >> reporter: linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> police getting a lot of flack. there's even an investigation of a watch that's missing, and police officers are being investigated, did they steal a watch from the crime scene, one of pistorius' watches? >> the watch, the pictures emerging, and they believe more pictures are out there. they walked all over the crime scene. >> it's not o.j. simpson case at all. it's apples and oranges but the idea that police didn't handle it well and all this bungling going on and --
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>> and then we're talking about a legal system that's not in america. we're talking about the south african legal system which we're not very familiar with. we're not sure how this whole thing is going to go down but it's already starting to smell a little -- >> i just feel so bad with the family of that poor woman having to deal with all this. still to come, they are called the ghost cat for good reason. >> we're on the trail of the elusive snow leopard on the other side of the world. ahead in our other half hour, the fountain of youth for aging men. a hot-selling prescription treatment, its benefits and risks. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ wild thing come on come on wild thing ♪ one of the most elusive animals on the planet and the snow leopard is also amongst the rarest.
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>> one man spends his life tracking these cats hoping to prevent them from going extinct. we're "up all nightline" with abc's dan harris. >> reporter: it's the middle of the night on the edge of the earth. >> don't walk in front of me. >> reporter: these men have in their sights one of the most elusive animals on the planet -- the snow leopard. this is the culmination of a week-long hunt led by this man, a scientist named tom mccarthy, who has dedicated his life to saving the snow leopard. >> they're almost mystical. that's why so many people call them ghosts of the mountains. >> reporter: mccarthy gave "nightline" rare access as he and his team tried to track down a specific cat, a 9-year-old male who seems to have lived just as many lives. >> he's definitely a very dominant male. he's got a totally scarred up face. he must have done some hunting. >> reporter: this is playing out
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in mongolia's gobi desert, extremes, 40 below in winter and more than 120 degrees in summer. here at least the endangered snow leopard is still king. fewer than 4,000 are thought to be left in the wild, but two dozen are living here in the gobi. despite the cat's stealthy ability to kill, there is not a single known case of a snow leopard attacking a human but that has not stopped humans from killing them. >> snow leopards share these mountains with poor, nomadic herding people, whose life is tied to their livestock. so when snow leopards come in and take one, they want to retaliate. >> reporter: conservationists have to be creative. they have come up with a way not to get them to kill the cats. now their homemade crafts are sold in american zoos. this woman made the equivalent of 400 u.s. dollars last year, a small fortune for anybody living here. convincing villagers not to kill snow leopards is the easy part.
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catching one is a much different challenge. the dart puts him to sleep, but only temporarily. the team has just minutes to collect blood samples and do other tests. >> totally out. can we get a bit more? >> reporter: the radio collar is replaced and now it's time to bring him back to. >> take care. >> reporter: within minutes the big cat will be back in the wild, beaming valuable information to the researchers, information that could one day save him and his species. for "nightline," this is dan harris in india. >> isn't that cute? the cat lover right before he leaves the cat says, take care. wakes him up, take care. wakes him up, take care. >> quick before you wake up. they have large paws where they can walk in the snow and not sink. >> and they're covered and never get cold.
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they last about 21 years in captivity. no telling how long they last in the wild. they're beautiful no matter what. >> no doubt. they're beautiful no matter what. >> no doubt. >> we'll be right back. like it has for so many people before. do not take lunesta if you are allergic to anything in it. when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving or engaging in other activities while asleep without remembering it the next day have been reported. lunesta should not be taken together with alcohol. abnormal behaviors may include aggressiveness, agitation, hallucinations or confusion. in depressed patients, worsening of depression, including risk of suicide, may occur. alcohol may increase these risks. allergic reactions such as tongue or throat swelling occur rarely and may be fatal. side effects may include unpleasant taste, headache, dizziness and morning drowsiness. ask your doctor if lunesta is right for you. then find out how to get lunesta for as low as $15 at lunesta.com
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welcome to "the mix," everybody. we have a "mix" full of food. >> oh, yeah. >> we're starting off with shocking and disgusting pictures. okay. so an employee, nobody knows who he is, in a taco bell, nobody knows where it is, did something absolutely disgusting and then somebody posted it on taco bell's facebook page. there it is. >> licking the taco shells. >> the person who posted this apparently put his name j.j. o'brien nolan and he said this sure says a lot about your employees. taco bell says it's trying to determine who that is, this taco bell employee, and where this is done, although there's speculation this happened someplace in california. i don't want to say where because i'd feel bad if that isn't the place. but there's also some people out
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there saying this is all just one big joke and those were stale taco shells headed to the garbage bin anyway. let's hope because -- >> it makes you wonder, in any restaurant, what goes on in the back. >> i worked as a waitress in a restaurant. i'm not going to say where. but the stories that -- i never saw this happen, but the stories that the other waiters, who had been doing this much longer than i had, told me the things they used to do, customers who they didn't like for no good reason, is disgusting. >> it's true. you don't want to throw a tantrum until the food comes out. >> wait until after the food is on your table. >> you are my favorite. you brought us some sandwiches. let me tell you about these sandwiches was nice to stop and buy. glazed doughnuts dunkin' donuts. fried eggs, bacon and between a glazed doughnut. my god! >> hold on, america. >> you eat, i'll talk. tell me if it's good. this will be part of the
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permanent menu starting on friday, which is national doughnut day, by the way. it's creating quite a buzz online. is it good? >> mm. >> the glazed doughnut breakfast sandwich clocks in at 360 calories, and apparently it's better than the 390 calorie sandwich made of turkey sausage they're marketing as the healthy sandwich. so this unhealthy sandwich, so to speak, is healthier than the -- are you not liking it? i don't know. i'm not believing you. you talk, i'll eat. i'll let you know. >> i love dunkin' donuts but those two -- >> the eggs and the bacon -- >> don't say it out loud again, please. >> it's working for me just fine. >> oh, my god. here's a quick picture. we've got 30 seconds. you know how you go to parties and they give you finger food and they give you a drink and it's hard to do it all at the same time. check out this invention. called a mini ring plate. you can hold your drink and put your food on top
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this morning on "world news now" -- mom trial. the 83-year-old mafia boss and the long awaited trial. those who can't wait to testify against whitey bulger. nature's nightmare from the heavy tornado damage in oklahoma to the intense thunderstorm that scared major league baseball players. it's been an unforgivably mean season for extreme weather. happy birthday. the annual celebration so many american children look forward to. we'll introduce you to a generous group that makes sure kids who wouldn't otherwise celebrate and get their cake and eat it, too. and sexy role. the role for penelope cruz. will this showcase her best talents? we'll let you know in "the skinny" on this june 4th. >> announcer: from abc news,
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this is "world news now," with john muller and diana perez. good morning. we're going to begin this half hour with the challenge of finding jurors for one of the most notorious mob trials in recent memory. >> whitey bulger facing justice after being on the run for year. what we can expect in this very high-profile trial. >> reporter: james "whitey" bulger sat through a dozen pretrial motions during a marathon murder trial on the eve of jury selection for his murder trial. a key issue the judge ruled on is to ban all emotional testimony from victims' family members, fiery emotional feelings will have to wait until victim impact statements. the families will try to cope but want the trial under way. >> very frustrating. every time i see him, my blood boils. i have trouble controlling myself. i just have to bite my tongue, you know. >> what the defense was saying to the judge is you really have
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to limit that testimony. it would be totally unfair to whitey bulger to let some members of the family testify to what these crimes meant to them because that's not what the trial's about. >> reporter: the 83-year-old bulger, some two years after his arrest on 19 murder charges, will tuesday see the first of more than 600 prospective jurors file through. the judge apparently made another definitive ruling at the hearing because the normally talkative attorney j.w. carney said only this -- >> i hope you have a pleasant evening. >> reporter: the hearing was billed as standard pretrial housecleaning, but onlookers know there will be nothing standard about this trial. >> it was tense but these are all lawyers who have been there before. they're ready for it. >> reporter: abc news, boston. >> this should be an incredible trial. >> yes. >> we're talking about 675 people have been pooled in order to try to get this jury together. they're going to be provided with questionnaires to kind of whittle out who has a conflict
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one way or another as far as this trial goes. they're essentially looking to get 12 jurors, 6 alternates, to eventually sit on this trial expecting to last three months. >> three months. and it will be a collection of notorious gangsters coming in and out of the testimony, bulger's former partner steven "the rifleman" fleming, serving a life sentence after pleading guilty to ten murders. a former hitman expected to testify, who killed 20 people. it's going to be an unbelievable trial. >> yeah, it really is. and just to watch the people go up there who had anything to do with whitey bulger but then watch the people who were effected, the victims' families, also hear their stories. although like you heard them say in the piece, they're not going to go up there and willy-nily talk about how this has affected them but identify their family members before and after they
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were killed and what relationship they may have had with whitey bulger while he was in boston. >> we'll hear about this for three months. ready? >> yeah. the army psychiatrist charged with the 2009 shooting rampage at a texas army post has won a judge's approval to represent himself. major nadal hassan says he open fire on soldiers to defend others. the trial has been scheduled to start next month. he has asked for a three-month delay. the fbi is investigating the kidnapping of a former u.s. marine in mexico last month. armando torres iii drove from texas to visit his father's ranch in mexico. shortly after arriving at the ranch, armed gunmen took torres, along with his father and uncle. the three men have not been heard of since. new report on how the irs spent tens of thousands of dollars at conferences. one a 2010 get-together for leadership skills, employees did line dancing. the new acting irs commissioner was telling congress he is working to restore the public's trust. >> the agency stands ready to confront the problems that occurred, hold accountable those who acted inappropriately.
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>> he also promised to restore the transparency critics say was lost over the last few years, which allowed irs agents to target conservative groups. long-time new york lawmaker carolyn mccarthy revealed she's being treated for lung cancer. the congresswoman from long island is a prominent advocate for gun control on capitol hill. her husband was killed and son paralyzed in 1993 when a gunman open fire on a commuter train. a texas man dead after a relentless attack by a swarm of killer bees. larry goodwin was driving a tractor, accidentally hit a pile of wood. he disturbed the hive of africanized bees. he tried to run to a neighbor's house for help. he didn't make it. he was stung 3,000 times. experts say the bees will set up hives anywhere. >> africanized bees like to put hives in different areas than american honey bee would. they look for areas under the ground, under a log, under an
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old car. >> at my age, i have never -- all my years on theette. they're the sweetest people in the world. >> now, the bees stung everyone who got close enough who tried to help goodwin. one neighbor had to be hospitalized. the death toll from the tornados in oklahoma continues to rise. at least 18 people were killed in the storms and the search continues for other victims. abc's alex perez is in the storm zone. >> reporter: the relentless outbreaks of twisters and now flooding here in oklahoma has proven too much for brandy richardson and her daughter alexis. >> it's just heartbreaking because everything you've worked for all your life is in the homes. it's rough but we'll all make it through it. >> reporter: at least 18 dead from the latest outbreak. search crews are out whenever there's a break in the weather. they found the body of an 8-year-old girl. as the storms push east, they bring flooding from illinois to new jersey, and even another tornado in south carolina.
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from new york city, lightning striking the freedom tower. in the bronx, a rain delay at yankees/red sox game got real loud, real quick. >> moments ago -- >> reporter: the home team nearly jumped out of the dugout and the visiting red sox. meanwhile, out west, dry conditions of fueling fire conditions. the powerhouse fire is nearing containment after burning more than 30,000 acres. and evacuations ordered for this one west of denver, colorado. this part of the nation can't seem to catch a break. the forecast for the next 24 hours caused for more severe weather, thunderstorms, hail and, yes, the possibility, the threat of yet another tornado. alex perez, abc news, el reno, oklahoma. for the rest of your tuesday forecast, here it is. stormy weather threatens western missouri, northern plains and upper midwest. heavy rain along the gulf coast. showers and thunderstorms from the florida panhandle through the carolina coast.
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another day of high fire danger in the southwest. >> 103 in phoenix. 80s from seattle down to san francisco. upper 60s and 70s in the middle of the country. and 70s in the northeast. we're off to scotland for this next one. you can't blame parents for seeing double simply because they just welcomed their third, that's right, their third set of twins. >> ha, ha. little -- >> cute. >> oh, my god. rowen and roger arrived last wednesday, joining big brothers lewis and kyle, who are 14, and sid and jude who are 12. the parents say they were told their chances of having three sets of twins was 500,000 to 1. >> mom says when she first told dad about it, his reaction was, dead pan, that's not funny. but it was true. can you imagine? >> nope, cannot. >> cute babies, too. >> i'll say this, when i -- when we were talking about kids with my husband, i did say, how about
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we just find a way to have triplets, get it out of the way. >> having one of each, that would be great. >> that would. but three sets of twins -- >> three sets of fwins, that's quite a little brood. >> a little maddening. >> they have quite a bit of help. the brothers are older, babysit, take them to the park. >> the harder part was when the t of twins.s were 2 and another now they have -- anyway -- >> just so they have milk. >> that was my head exploding. taylor swift shares the stage with one of the biggest rock 'n' roll acts ever. aging men getting their macho back. you're watching "world news now" now. ♪ i've got to be a macho macho man ♪ ♪ i've got to be a macho >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you. ♪ i've got to be a macho man
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♪ hey hey hey macho macho man ♪ ♪ i've got to be a macho man all right. you can hardly get through a few innings of baseball games without tv ads for testosterone, low t, as they say. >> testosterone prescriptions are soaring. sales topped $2 billion last year. are drugmakers taking advantage of middle-aged men? neal karlinksy has the story. >> reporter: it's billed by some as a virtual fountain of youth,
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a miracle drug for middle-aged men looking for a boost from the boardroom to the bedroom. you've probably seen the ads -- >> millions of men 45 and over may have low t -- >> reporter: 57-year-old ceo chris has and he is sold on low "t" or testosterone treatment. he calls it a wonder drug that's helped him lose weight, gain muscle and generally feel young again. >> i get out of the shower, look in the mirror, i'm impressed because i look freaking awesome. >> reporter: researchers in texas say although the ads may be driving a potentially worrisome amount of overtreatment. between 2001 and 2011 they say testosterone prescriptions tripled among men over 40 but they say a full quarter of them were put on testosterone without even having their levels checked first to see if they really needed it. >> it's become near epidemic proportions, what we're seeing in our clinics. >> reporter: the "new england journal of medicine" says less
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than 2% of men should get boosts of testosterone. some doctors say too much raises the risk of prostate cancer and liver damage. so, we reached out to the makers of several low-t products. a spokesperson for eli lilly tells abc news, we encourage patients to talk to their physicians to weigh the benefits and risks before taking any prescription. and research raising red flags doesn't seem to be having any effect on the business of low-t. sales are expected to triple to $5 billion by 2017. neal karlinksy, abc news, seattle. >> lots of side effects to this stuff. thickening of the blood, acne, reduced sperm counts. that alone should tell guys they shouldn't be doing that, right? i mean, that alone. >> dudes 45 would be happy to have a reduced sperm count. sign me up. >> my goodness. with all that you can get risk of heart disease, prostate cancer -- >> but i'm going to look fantastic!
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>> well, i guess if you're done having babies, doesn't really matter, right? if you don't mind back acne. >> probably in the next five to ten years they'll have statistics back on how this first round of people are doing. you don't want to be the first person doing the experimental stuff. >> you don't want to be the guinea pig. a lot of people have been doing it for a long time, i.e., baseball players, but they're not willing to get tested as far as what the effects have been. we'll have to wait and see how the guinea pigs do in ten years. coming up -- a sexy, high-profile role for penelope cruz. and the rock star relationship that was off may be on again. that's confusing. that's coming up in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this. from our
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ all right. katy perry and john mayer, back on, apparently. >> wow. >> this is according to e! news. they say they're back on and enjoying a casual relationship. the on-again couple been hanging out since a sighting last week at katy's memorial day party. they're just hanging out according to a source, and they're not putting labels on it. not a bad thing. >> the on again/off again couple for sure. >> john mayer said to ellen degeneres that coupling is a tricky thing.
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he's right about that. we'll see what happens. >> famous people problems. moving on to this. taylor swift is performing on the same stage as none other than the rolling stones. >> that is cool. >> that is really cool. >> i hope she appreciates how cool that is. i'm sure she does. >> i'm sure. this a picture of the performance. 23-year-old country pop superstar. we know she's a superstar. >> how would is mick? 23 and 93? i'm kidding. >> this is just really, really cool for her. the band announced monday afternoon she would be the special guest. this is their third and final united center show in chicago. a couple of hours later mick jagger tweeted out, looking forward to singing with taylor swift tonight. the song they sang was "as tears go by." cool. can't wait to hear it. >> i went to a who concert and they were young, 15-year-old girls. i said, you're here for the who? and they with were their dads. >> that makes so much sense. >> having a little -- >> probably the connection here with taylor swift.
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>> penelope cruz, 40-year-old, the newest bond girl, how about that? >> wow. >> pretty cool. >> i can see it. >> the rumored casting as a feminist breakthrough. finally cinema's ultimate chauvinist has got himself an age-appropriate girlfriend. i guess bond doesn't have himself a 19-year-old girlfriend anymore, who has 40-year-old penelope cruz who looks, by the way, better than ever. i don't think she looks this good. >> i disagree with. >> you don't think -- >> i think she has looked this good for as long as eternity is. >> she was in this woody allen movie recently and she looks more voluptuous. >> she's had children. >> looks more womanly. >> plural. she probably does look for womanly. i think she's always been drop-dead gorgeous. >> i always thought she was beautiful but these days i look at her and go, oh, yeah. >> speaking of oh, yeah,
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beautiful, gisele bundchen, she's gracing the cover of "in vogue italia" but inside the magazine you'll see all kinds of fun things, including flashes of her bare butt and some -- this is during the shoot. you're taking a look at it now. as if looking at her face isn't good enough because she's so perfect looking, now you get to see glimpses of the other parts of gisele bundchen -- >> the bare butt. >> there it is. well -- >> i wonder what tom brady thinks? >> you know what, tom brady thinks he has the most drop-dead gorgeous woman on the planet. i don't know that he minds sharing. she's also bringing in bucket loads of money. >> that's true. >> keep going, honey. she's the most well paid supermodel out there. >> gisele or penelope cruz, who's the biggest hotty? >> gosh, you know, i've just always had a crush on penelope cruz but gisele is -- wow. i should be asking you this question. we've got seven seconds.
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>> penelope because she's very voluptuous these days. >> there you have it, america. >> there you have it, america. >> penelope. she is voluptuous these days. >> there you have it, america. we know a place where tossing and turning have given way to sleeping. where sleepless nights yield to restful sleep, and lunesta eszopiclone can help you get there, like it has for so many people before. do not take lunesta if you are allergic to anything in it. when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving or engaging in other activities while asleep without remembering it the next day have been reported.
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♪ happy birthday to you happy birthday to you ♪ >> birthday parties, a rite of passage for a lot of children but not all kids get to celebrate. >> one woman is determined to bring that simple joy into the lives of children whose families can't afford it. bob woodruff has the story. >> reporter: for most of us, our kids' birthday parties become big parts of our lives. but some children never get parties. >> how old are you? >> 4. >> reporter: you're 4? ashley and her daughter selma are homeless, forced to live in this shelter, share this room. what's it like for a little girl like this not to have a birthday party? >> hard.
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it's really hard. you're going to make me cry. >> lots of kids -- >> reporter: enter lisa. 11 years ago she created a charity called birthday wishes, to give these kids the same joy she gave her two sons. >> our first office -- >> reporter: lisa works behind the scenes. a small back room in a local church where toys, decorations -- >> tablecloths. >> reporter: -- and stacks of donated cake mix tower over her. there are dolls and legos. why the parties for these kids? >> it takes the darkness out of their lives and let's them know they're special. >> reporter: on this day selma gets her chance, playing pig the tail on the pig and even drawing tattoos. and if you think it's just one party, think again. since 2002 lisa has thrown parties in 186 shelters across three states for 48,000 homeless kids.
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♪ happy birthday to you >> they're the center of attention, even for that little minute when they're stanning in front of the cake, they just feel special. and that's the whole idea. >> reporter: 48,000 smiles. just like this one. bob woodruff, abc news, roxbury, mass ms. >> what a great lady. >> if you want to donate, and everybody out there who can donate a penny, should. just go to our website, abcnews.com, and look for the link birthday wishes. >> people collect from lemonade stands, bake sales, a little boy found ten bucks on the ground and wrote to her and said, can you give it to people who need it? >> most of the donations are less than $50. every bit counts. volunteers working. it doesn't get better than that. >> i feel warm and fuzzy right now. >> me, too. shedding tears. makes me sad.
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that's what's making news in america. >> "good morning america" is coming up. this morning, gaining the upper hand. firefighters across the west get help from mother nature overnight and gained ground on major fires in three states, might not be for long. higher temperatures expected to return. breaking news, in back in court. murder suspect oscar pistorius coming out of hiding for the first time in months live from the courthouse. heading home, the last victim finally leaves the hospital with her spirits intact. damage control because of this, the image going viral overnight. and good tuesday morning. it is another critical day on the front lines for thousands of firefighters in at least three western states. >> now, thousands o

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